A Ms 50-year-old contest at Las VegasAugust 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Apparently the organizers confirmed the ages of the ladies concerned
Lazy Britons: “The British are so lazy that one in six cannot be bothered to change television channel if the remote control is not working, according to a study. More than half said they would take the lift rather than climb two flights of stairs to their workplace, while three quarters had too little energy for sex at the end of a long day. An entire generation risks being blighted by idleness, warned Nuffield Health, a non-profit organisation which commissioned the poll. In the UK poll of more than 2000 adults, 15 per cent said that, if the television remote was broken, they would rather continue watching the same channel than getting up and switching to another program. Thirty-six per cent said they would not run to catch a bus, 59 per cent took the lift instead of walking up even two flights of stairs, and 52 per cent of dog owners said they could not be bothered to walk their pet. Some 73 per cent had no energy for sex, while 64 per cent of parents were too tired to play with their children – fuelling concern over child obesity, which already afflicts one in six pre-school infants. “People need to get fitter, not just for their own sake, but for the sake of their families, friends and evidently their pets too,” said Dr Dauncey.”
Saturn moon resembles earth: “It bears a striking resemblance to our own Earth – right down to the smog-ridden atmosphere. Using radar to pierce the thick atmosphere, scientists have mapped a third of the surface of Saturn’s planet-sized moon, Titan. And despite the alien environment, they have revealed an uncanny likeness to Earth, with mountain ranges, dunes, numerous lakes and suspected volcanoes. And just as on Earth, the weather on Titan appears to have erased most evidence of meteorite craters. “It really is surprising how closely Titan’s surface resembles Earth’s,” said planetary geologist Rosaly Lopes, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in California. “In fact, Titan looks more like the Earth than any other body in the Solar System, despite the huge differences in temperature and other environmental conditions.”
Faithful dog: “A scruffy bitser dog called Moja was hailed a hero yesterday after sticking by his dead master’s side for two days and guiding rescuers to the hidden spot where the Queensland man crashed his car. Consultant horticulturalist and DPI researcher Henry Drew, 53, of Palmwoods, died when his utility ran off the Bruce Highway near Curra, on the Sunshine Coast, on Friday, The Courier-Mail reports. He and his constant companion Moja were thrown into dense scrub, north of Gympie, as the vehicle plunged several metres down a steep embankment into trees. All Mr Drew’s wife Jenny knew was her husband had been visiting macadamia farms in the Kin Kin-Gympie region. When he did not respond to phone calls on Friday afternoon, she raised the alarm. Police, family, friends and two AGL rescue helicopters began searching, but with a 1000sq km radius to cover, trying to find the white Nissan utility was like looking for a needle in a haystack. But on Saturday a woman from a farmhouse near Curra decided to investigate a dog barking for hours on end. She found the crash site – and Moja sitting next to Mr Drew’s body beside the vehicle.”
Champion thieves in Israel : ” A family allegedly spent their week on holiday at a luxury hotel stealing as many items as they could put inside their luggage. Police, investigating the family’s children for burglary, could hardly believe their eyes when they stumbled upon sacks full of hundreds of packets of coffee, dozens of new towels bearing hotel logos, and various complimentary toiletries provided by a prestigious hotel in Israel. The items are believed to have been pilfered from the Sheraton-Moriah in the Israeli resort town of Eilat during the past week, when the family, from Netanya, stayed there. “We got to the place with a search warrant, which we also had for other homes in the city, when the owner opened the door and appeared tired, and said they had just returned from a hotel in Eilat,” a police officer told Haaretz newspaper. “The quantity of towels and other items was so large, we needed another patrol car to move it to the station.” The raid on the Netanya home had been planned for a while as part of a campaign against minors suspected of breaking and entering. But the detectives who carried out the raid were surprised to find something unusual. Throughout the home were sacks full of hundreds of packets of coffee, dozens of new towels bearing hotel logos, and various complimentary toiletries provided by prestigious hotels. “As soon as we entered the house we noticed piles of hotel towels, over 60, hundreds of bags of Turkish coffee were on the kitchen counter and they were falling over on the floor, and there was a lot of toiletries and other items from hotels,” the police officer said.”
Dangerous escape from nagging wife: “A man jumped into a fast-flowing river because he couldn’t take his wife’s nagging anymore. The Chinese lorry driver, known as Zhou, and his wife were on a ferry on the Yangtze River when it all became too much for him, the Chongqing Evening Post reports. Members of the ship’s crew saw the man suddenly run out of his cabin with his hands covering his ears, and shouting: “I can’t stand it any longer.” They initially thought he was suffering from an ear injury and went to help him but found he was unhurt. “While we were still puzzling over the this, his wife ran up and continued nagging him,” said a crewmate. “The husband covered his ears again and said: ‘I need a break’ before jumping over the side into the rushing river. “We immediately found lamps to light up the water but found nobody. The possibility of survival can be zero.” However, later that night, police found the man who had managed to swim about 2km across across the broad river. “I felt I was dying, but even that’s better than my wife’s nagging,” he reportedly told the police. The couple were reunited the following morning at the local police station where Zhou’s wife promised to give up her habit of nagging him.”
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